Most of you must remember this. By late last week I had mostly tucked it away as one of those quirky encounters particular to life on the internet.

However, last weekend an email arrived in my inbox from one of Christian Artisans group's moderators (not the moderator who participated in the original thread), apologizing for letting the whole discussion get out of hand. Wearing her moderator hat, she closed the thread to further commenting, and wanted me to understand that many members of the group had written to her in concern.

Needless to say I was quite touched. Although the whole matter was (in my opinion) over and done with last month, Theresa still took the time to compose and send a thoughtful note. It takes a certain grace to stand up and say "We were not fair to you, and we're sorry."--essentially taking responsibility for someone else's actions and apologizing for a whole group. It would have been very easy for her simply let the matter drop, especially when the entire "situation" happened on line. And, indeed, I was never offended by the original thread. Perplexed? Yes. Mildly amused? Yes. Happy to have a topic about which to post? Certainly. But, really, people can believe whatever they want--no moderator's going to stop that. All is forgiven, so let's just move on.

I had to think a bit about how to blog about this. At first, I thought that I would simply cut and paste the email (with Theresa's permission, of course). Later I thought that instead of sharing a private note with the entire world, I would instead write about it. And since I was so quick to share the original post, I felt a responsibility to share a (positive) outcome.

Real knitting content tomorrow.


it was very nice of her to write to you! i'm glad there's been closure on this subject. can't wait to see what you've been working on!

That's great that she wrote and apologized. It does take a lot of guts to do that.

It's very nice that she took it upon herself to apologize. Many people wouldn't have done so.

Although, I must confess, when we were playing with it on this blog, some of the comments made me laugh so hard that I cried.

That was really nice of her. People don't often apologize like that. Its nice to see there are still good people in the world.

It was very graceful for her to apologize. I also think that you should be commended for a graceful response to her apology - describing rather than reprinting. (Yes, graceful is meant both a) pleasing in proportion and b) showing a divine virtue .)

That's wonderful. A lot of people think the internet environment to be carte blanche for doing whatever they want without considering the effect their actions will have. It is good for people to take responsibility for themselves (or if they have some owndership of a group).

Thank you for letting us know. It is nice to know that someone in that group has the sense and grace to apologize for that thread. I'm also glad to know it's been locked and is now done.

Plus you got another post about it. Always a win. ;^)

I had to go back and re-read the original post. Even the second time through, I cannot believe what I read. What I remember thinking the first time was "This woman not only made mittens with "just a pocket" for the transit card but she even had an auction for a personally knitted pair for the winner with the money going to charity". Oh yes, she must be the devil!!! What is happening in America?

Thanks for your gracious post! Knit on!

Sorry, but what is kimerikas?


I rather wish more people would take such a thoughtful, gracious approach to calm the waters. Nicely done, both of you.

I'm in Raptures about the fact they owned up to whatever He was telling them about the Demon Mittens.

Seriously though, that entire thing made me boggle. Good sportsmanship on the part of the mod. Glad you got some closure? I feel like making some Demon Mittens RIGHT NOW since we've revisited the whole thing.

Nice that one of the folks on that board really does live a Christian lifestyle. Very kind of her to apologize for something she did not create.

Still love your Devil Mitten and it's World Domination theme.

And one more reason Im so glad Im Buddihist. ;0)
I like the demon mittens...alot! ;0)


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